How to have my open floor plan cake and also eat the cake without distracting everybody else.
October 30, 2011 1:50 PM Subscribe
How can I create some privacy from noise in an open floor plan office (700 sq. feet) while keeping it a really cool, collaborative place? Weird ideas totally welcome!
posted by michaelh to clothing, beauty, & fashion (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I saw this
but nothing really seemed to be the right answer for us. We don't want walls to hang up pictures and we aren't trying to compromise with a cheap boss. We just want to be able to talk on the phone or have a conversation without everybody in the room easily hearing it, and little more. We want nothing that says in any way, "this office is boring and boring people work here." (The fact I have to ask this suggests I'm boring, but we shape the buildings and whatnot.)
The office is 700 square feet roughly in the shape of a golden rectangle. The walls are cement blocks but we're going to be covering those, so we have options. The floor is ugly carpet with cement underneath, and we have options there too. The ceiling is standard ceiling tile and I'm not sure if that can be removed or what can be hung from it for fire reasons. We'd also not like to put anything permanent down.
Thanks, I appreciate the help.